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Wondering what to do with your leftover composite decking? We've got some ideas to share with you!

Leftover Decking Boards

So you’ve trawled through page after page of designs, picked out the decking of your dreams, and had it installed in your garden. Your dream deck is finally a reality!

But what if you still have decking left over? Off-cuts and the odd unused board are par for the course, but what to do with them? After all, our composite decking is far too good to simply throw away!

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your leftover deck boards.

 

What can I do with my leftover TimberTech decking?

Depending on how much decking you have left at the end of your installation, it's possible to create a variety of stylish, quirky and outright amazing additions to your outdoor space.

Here are a few leftover decking ideas to get you started - please do not attempt any DIY unless you're sure you know what you're doing!

 

Window Box

A simple yet beautiful way to bring some plant life to your new decking area, a window box can be a fantastic addition to your exterior design.

Solid wood window boxes can cost around the £50 mark, even those that are fairly modest in size. It's even possible to find window boxes of less than 2.5 feet in length on sale for as much as £90.

With just a few spare deck boards and a bin bag for inner lining, you can easily create a natural-looking window feature that brightens up your outdoor space. Alternatively, if you have a little more leftover material to play with, you can utilise your leftover boards to make an aesthetically-pleasing planter or flower bed.

 

Bird House

If you're more interested in fauna than flora, why not use your off-cuts to create a home for your feathered garden visitors? A simple bird house can be constructed from just a few bits of leftover decking, and the end result can be surprisingly impressive.

On the other hand, if you do happen to have a little more material left over, why not treat your pooch and make a hand-made dog kennel? After all, doggy digs can be surprisingly expensive, particularly those that are made from wood.

Meanwhile, if you’re really feeling bold and have quite a bit of decking left over, you could even go one step further and make a Wendy house for your child. While this might seem like a rather daunting task - especially if you're a bit of a DIY novice - you may be surprised by what you can achieve with a Google search, a can-do attitude, and a little perseverance.

 

Garden Bench

If you need some furniture for your newly-revamped outdoor space, why not save yourself a little cash and kill two birds with one stone by turning your leftover deck boards into a nice garden bench or outdoor coffee table?

Speaking of garden furniture, a storage box that doubles up as a seating area is a fantastic way to make the most of the materials you have while also saving on space and expense. A chest-like seat or bench can complement your decked area perfectly.

If you're looking for a bit more of a challenge, you could even create a literal deck chair from your leftover decking. Google is filled with inspiring design ideas of just that, proving that – if you’re a dab hand with a drill and a hero with a hacksaw – the decking upcycling options are almost limitless!

 

TimberTech's low-maintenance composite decking is a superb alternative to hardwood and plastic deck boards. Call 029 2080 3756 or use the links below to find out more!

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So, you’ve finally decided to go ahead and purchase composite decking from one of our stunning decking ranges, congratulations on a very wise investment! However, the decision making doesn’t end there. A host of questions still remain now that you have chosen the flooring option for your outdoor living space. To make things easier for you, we’re going to run through a few things that you may want to consider when building your deck.

Location

The location in your outdoor space where your deck is going to be built may already be determined before making your purchase, however, after deciding to choose our composite decking you may think that your new deck may be better suited within a different position. This could be due to our decking complimenting a certain feature or area in your garden, taking advantage of a specific view or to be more or less exposed to the weather and elements. All of these things may impact the location in where your deck may be built.

Installation

The way in which your new deck is going to be installed is another thing you may need to think about. If you have adequate DIY skills, you may decide that you can save time and money by installation your deck boards yourself. If you don’t possess the skills, however, you may decide to utilise our installation fitting service with our team of professional and friendly deck installers, allowing you to sit back and relax while your dream outdoor living space comes to life.

Design, Size & Shape

The design, size and shape of your new deck will be dependent on the location that you decide to build it. Once a decision has been made on where your deck will be built, you can then proceed with choosing the design. This is something that we can also provide assistance with our deck design inspiration and FREE 3D deck design service. Here you are able to view an array of deck designs, including a range of layouts and patterns and then watch see your design come to life by collaborating with our expert team of CAD designers.

Extras: Balustrades, Lighting & Steps

Basic platform decks are by far the simplest to build and offer a classic, clean appearance. If it’s an eye-catching deck that you’re after however, this is something that you may want to avoid. As a result, a multi-level deck may be the deck for you. If this is the case and your deck now sits higher than a few feet off the ground, a balustrade system and steps may be something worth considering. We offer a variety of balustrade, railing systems and steps that not only provide an extra element of safety but also add a stylish touch to your deck. If you plan on utilising your new outdoor space at all times throughout the day and night, installing deck lights may also be an added benefit, allowing and anyone else to see your beautiful new deck no matter the time.

These aren’t all the things that you need to consider when building your deck, but will definitely go a long way in helping you achieve your dream outdoor living space. If you require any further information or assistance with any of the mentioned points or services, then please do not hesitate to contact us today. Call us on 02920 803 756 or email us at info@timbertechuk.co.uk where a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to help.

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Here at TimberTech, we specialise in more than just high-quality, low-maintenance decking – we also happen to know a thing or two about installing composite decking rails.

Whether you already have a decking or are getting a deck installed, adding a handrail to the edge of your decked area has benefits both practically and aesthetically. Installing a composite decking rail looks great and can help prevent any unfortunate falls – particularly important if your decking covers a raised area.

So, if you’ve never fit a handrail before and want to get an idea of what to expect, you’ve come to the right place! All of TimberTech’s decking rails are made to be as simple as possible to fit – because we like making your life easier.

 To help you along the way, we’ve put together a basic checklist of things to consider when installing a composite decking rail:  

Pick your material

Before we can get into how to fit your decking handrail, you first need to select the material you want – TimberTech offers a deck handrail or a sturdy aluminium railing depending on the look you’re after. Both are incredibly low-maintenance and look great!

Plan ahead

Installing a composite decking rail can be tricky business without the proper prep. It may sound obvious, but it’s important you take the time to carefully plan exactly where you’ll feature the handrail on your composite decking – do you want it around the whole perimeter or just the one side? Use your measurements to order the decking handrail in a quantity that meets your specs.

Secure your posts

Secure the base posts of your decking handrail in the selected corners, these act as the foundation of your decking rail – the rest of your handrail will be assembled around these. Use the baseplates to keep the posts secure, it’s important your posts and baseplates are in the correct place before you permanently fix them here – if they are the wrong distance apart it can throw off the rest of your measurements!  

The Handrail

Secure the ‘corner connectors’ to the top of your posts – the handrail will be connected between these. Go along the length of the decking, securing corner connectors and adding the handrail between them till your handrail runs as desired between all of the posts.

Extra Details

While you should now have the basic outline of your decking handrail, a lot of the finer installation details will depend on the specific composite decking rail you have decided upon. Generally, the next thing to do will involve slotting the extra posts into place between your corner posts – whatever the next step, with TimberTech the installation process should never be too difficult, so get out those instructions and finish off your handrail!

fit

We hope these handy tips on how to fit a decking handrail have made the whole task seem far less daunting! But, if you’re feeling unsure, or are simply too busy to undertake the decking rail installation yourself, you can always make use of our team. They install decking professionally, it will be no bother for them to install your handrail for you! Hit the button below to find out more!

Our Team

If you have any queries or questions about the handrail options offered by TimberTech, feel free to get in touch! Drop us a line at info@timbertechuk.co.uk or give us a bell on 029 2080 3756. It’s what we’re here for!

TimberTech Decking products stand out in comparison with timber and other decking products, and this has been scientifically proven.

With persistent rainy days, cold winters and steamy hot summers, the British weather can be hard on the garden deck. Before you know it, your wooden deck boards are full of splinters, and soon after, they begin to warp and rot. 

But we’ve got all that covered, because our state-of-the-art manufacturing process utilises two essential ingredients, polymer resin and recycled hardwood in the production of our deck boards. 

When combined, these two ingredients form an extremely hard-wearing deck board that can cope with the most inclement weather. Our composite decking products have an edge over other decking materials because they are slip-resistant and safe in all weather conditions.

 



Get inspired with our decking designs this Christmas


Our gallery of the dream decks will give you an idea of what you can achieve with our stylish decking products. Our designers can give you a helping hand if you are lacking inspiration. 

 



We offer a free 3D deck design service that will enable you see our various decking products so that you can visualise your new deck. With guidance from our expert CAD designers, you can try out various designs, products and colour schemes until you come up with a combination that suits your outdoor space. 

 



Taking into consideration the shape of your deck and the layout of its boards, you can select from our range of square, rectangular, curved, octagonal or any other shape that might be of interest to you, and you are free to mix multiple products from our range.

Our deck boards are available in an endless range of colours. Our products have been impregnated with highly reflective pigments to make them stay rich, vibrant and naturally beautiful for many years. Your decking will have that stunning look that stays the same year after year. This is why we are confident to offer a 25-year warranty on all composite boards and 30-year warranty for fade and stain on capped boards.

They are great for use in many locations

Our decking products are suitable for use around swimming pools, on balconies, roof terraces and alongside holiday homes. We can incorporate different features and accessories into your deck design, depending on the location of your project and its intended use. For example, we can include a series of steps if your deck will be on an incline and we can incorporate a handrail that looks great but will never need to be sanded or painted.

Unlike timber decking products, our deck boards do not require painting, staining or sealing, which is why they are low-maintenance. Apart from occasional washing, you don’t have to put in hours of tedious maintenance work. You do less work and enjoy more life because you have all the time to savour your outdoor space. Little wonder we are U. K’s number one choice for commercial and residential decking projects.

 

 

TimberTech and PrimaPorcelain are a match made in heaven. Durable, and finished with an attractive two-tone effect, TimberTech decking will add elegance to any outdoor space. PrimaPorcelain paving is similarly robust and weatherproof and it will turn your garden path or patio into an amazingly attractive feature of your garden. Two products that work especially well together in this regard are the TimberTech Terrain+ Silver Maple decking and the PrimaPorcelain Tirolo White slabs.  Ideal for a pool surround as depicted here these two-low maintenance, slip resistant materials will dry in no time, leaving you to enjoy your pool space safely. 

 

Colours and styles that complement each other wonderfully


The TimberTech Terrain+ Silver Maple decking has been put through the manufacturing process twice in order to achieve a two-tone effect known as the 'Spectrum effect'. In addition to the hard wearing, strong and weatherproof nature of this decking (a feature of all TimberTech products), this decking also looks wonderfully sophisticated. It will retain its attractive hue no matter how many parties are hosted on it, as it is fully coated in a protective polymer sleeve which means that everything from red wine to food stains can easily be wiped up from the decks. The subtle greyish silver hues of this product will fit in perfectly with any garden design, and they will be especially well complemented by PrimaPorcelain's Tirolo White tiles. These gleaming white tiles can also be wiped clean easily and they add a sense of freshness and elegance to your outdoor living space. One way to combine these two products is to use the tiles to make a pathway leading up to a decking area. Alternatively, the tiles can be used to create a small, attractive patio that is separate from a much larger decking space. No sealant is required to install these tiles, so they are extremely easy to place wherever you would like them.

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